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Hi, I noticed a small white growth in my tonsil area a month ago (I had noticed a white mark there at one point previously but didn't think much of it). I waited a few weeks and it didn't go away, it grew a bit and now has some small swellings around it so I went to my GP. She sent my to the ENT who looked at it for a few seconds and said it was a tonsil cyst and not harmful. I am wondering is it ok not to biopsy the cyst? I had my tonsils out about 18 years ago.

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replied October 9th, 2012
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A39414

Welcome to ehealthforum and thanks for writing

Tonsil cyst protrudes from the tonsil and is filled with pus or fluid. Usually it is infected one and can be treated with antibiotics easily. It is better to just wait for it to subside as it might take ten days.

Avoid spicy, cold food items and refrain from alcohol and tobacco use. Gargle with antiseptic mouthwash. Take adequate rest. Avoid curd, cheese, milk products.If the symptoms persist even after a week consider visiting a ENT specialist for evaluation.

Take care!

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